Definitions for: Draft


[n] the act of moving a load by drawing or pulling
[n] a large and hurried swallow; "he finished it at a single gulp"
[n] compulsory military service
[n] a dose of liquid medicine; "he took a sleeping draft"
[n] a preliminary sketch of a design or picture
[n] a regulator for controlling the flow of air in a fireplace
[n] the depth of a vessel's keel below the surface (especially when loaded)
[n] preliminary version of a written work
[n] a serving of drink (usually alcoholic)
[n] a current of air (usually coming into a room or vehicle)
[n] a document ordering the payment of money; drawn by one person or bank on another
[v] engage somebody to enter the army
[v] make a blueprint of
[v] draw up an outline or sketch for something; "draft a speech"



Webster (1913) Definition: Draft, a.
1. Pertaining to, or used for, drawing or pulling (as
vehicles, loads, etc.). Same as Draught.

2. Relating to, or characterized by, a draft, or current of
air. Same as Draught.

Note: The forms draft and draught, in the senses above-given,
are both on approved use.

Draft box, Draft engine, Draft horse, Draft net,
Draft ox, Draft tube. Same as Draught box, {Draught
engine}, etc. See under Draught.


Draft, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Drafted; p. pr. & vb. n.
Drafting.]
1. To draw the outline of; to delineate.

2. To compose and write; as, to draft a memorial.

3. To draw from a military band or post, or from any
district, company, or society; to detach; to select.

Some royal seminary in Upper Egypt, from whence they
drafted novices to supply their colleges and
temples. -- Holwell.

4. To transfer by draft.

All her rents been drafted to London. -- Fielding.

Synonyms: air current, bill of exchange, blueprint, conscription, draft copy, draught, draught, draught, draught, draught, draught, drawing, enlist, gulp, muster, muster in, order of payment, outline, potation, rough, rough drawing, selective service, swig, tipple

Antonyms: discharge, muster out

See Also: acceptance, bank check, bank draft, banker's acceptance, banker's draft, check, cheque, compose, deglutition, depth, design, dividend warrant, dose, downdraft, drink, drink, enrol, enroll, enter, foreign bill, foreign draft, indite, inland bill, inscribe, levy, levy, levy en masse, militarisation, militarization, mobilisation, mobilization, money order, negotiable instrument, overdraft, pen, plan, postal order, pull, pulling, quaff, raise, recruit, redraft, regulator, sight draft, sketch, study, swallow, text, textual matter, thermal, time draft, trade acceptance, updraft, wind, write

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